Recognition helps everyone feel welcome at Carlmont

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Recognition helps everyone feel welcome at Carlmont

Every year on Valentine's day, Recognition hangs heart-shaped valentines in C-hall for every student at Carlmont to ensure that everyone feels included.

Every year on Valentine's day, Recognition hangs heart-shaped valentines in C-hall for every student at Carlmont to ensure that everyone feels included.

Lexi Posey

Every year on Valentine's day, Recognition hangs heart-shaped valentines in C-hall for every student at Carlmont to ensure that everyone feels included.

Lexi Posey

Lexi Posey

Every year on Valentine's day, Recognition hangs heart-shaped valentines in C-hall for every student at Carlmont to ensure that everyone feels included.

Izzy Bruguera, Staff Writer

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Carlmont ASB is comprised of two classes split into several commissions that handle different aspects of student government and campus life. One of these commissions is Recognition. Made up of six girls, they work every day to reach out to people and groups on campus to make sure they feel appreciated for what they do.

Some of the projects that Recognition is responsible for includes making cards for each teacher’s birthday paired with their favorite piece of candy, making customized Gatorade bottles for every member of the boys’ soccer team when they went to the CCS finals, the iconic Valentine’s Day hearts hanging in C-hall, and much more.

“We hope to make people feel like their efforts matter and that everyone on this campus is a valued part of the community,” said Recognition Supervisor Cate Armstrong, a junior. “With our little projects, we want to reach groups of students and staff to show them that what they do is awesome and we really appreciate it. Everyone deserves to be recognized for their hard work, and I can genuinely say that our projects have made a very big positive impact on the culture of Carlmont.”

Everything Recognition does is done to benefit the Carlmont community. The commission’s members are committed to helping the students and staff and to work hard to make sure everyone is appreciated. They put on many big projects throughout the year, as well as smaller ones that happen almost every day.

“There is no better reward than making people feel like they belong at Carlmont. Overall, the hope is to recognize as many groups as possible on campus because there are so many incredible things happening at Carlmont every single day.””

— Cate Armstrong

One of Recognition’s most well-known projects is the heart-shaped valentines that hang from the ceiling in C-hall every Valentine’s Day.

Lexi Posey, a senior and a member of the Recognition commission, said, “Our biggest project is the school valentines. We start in October to be done by Valentine’s Day, so we work for about three to four months to finish everything. The valentines are my favorite project because I get to see how happy it made so many students and the incredibly positive impact they have on the Carlmont community.”

Even if they don’t realize it, most Carlmont students and staff get to enjoy the benefits of the Recognition commission’s kindness and hard work.

“Recognition is an important part of ASB because they make everyone feel welcome at Carlmont,” said Shelby Young, a junior. “They make sure everyone is appreciated for how awesome they are, which is so great.”

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